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Urban Poetics in the French Renaissance

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The 'city view' forms the jumping off point for this innovative study, which explores how the concept of the city relates to the idea of the self in early modern French narratives. At a time when print culture, cartography and literature emerged and developed together, the 'city view', a picture or topographic image of a city, became one of the most distinctive and popular products of the early modern period. Through a construct she calls 'urban poetics', Elisabeth Hodges draws out the relationship between the city and the ...

Urban Poetics in the French Renaissance 2008, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754662068

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